Install a lightweight OpenLiteSpeed container using either the Edge or Stable version in Ubuntu 18.04 Linux.


Build Components

The system will regulary build both OpenLiteSpeed Edge and Latest stable versions, along with the last two PHP versions.

Component Version
Linux Ubuntu 18.04
OpenLiteSpeed Edge stable version
OpenLiteSpeed Latest stable version
PHP Latest stable version


Download an image

Download the openlitespeed image, we can use latest for latest version

docker pull litespeedtech/openlitespeed:latest
or specify the OpenLiteSpeed version with lsphp version
docker pull litespeedtech/openlitespeed:1.6.9-lsphp74

Start a Container

docker run --name openlitespeed -p 7080:7080 -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -it litespeedtech/openlitespeed:latest
You can also run with Detached mode, like so:
docker run -d --name openlitespeed -p 7080:7080 -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -it litespeedtech/openlitespeed:latest
Tip, you can get rid of -p 7080:7080 from the command if you don’t need the web admin access.

Add a sample page

The server should start running successfully, and you should be able to log into the container. Add some files you want to display with the following command:

docker exec -it openlitespeed bash
Your default WORKDIR should be /var/www/vhosts/, since the default document root path is /var/www/vhosts/localhost/html. Simply add the following command to index.php, then we can verify it from the browser with a public server IP address on both HTTP and HTTPS.
echo '<?php phpinfo();' > localhost/html/index.php

Stop a Container

Feel free to substitute the "openlitespeed" to the "Container_ID" if you did not define any name for the container.

docker stop openlitespeed


Sometimes you may want to install more packages from the default image, or some other web server or PHP version which is not officially provided. You can build an image based on an existing image. Here’s how: 1. Download the dockerfile project 2. cd into the project directory 3. Edit the Dockerfile here if necessary 4. Build, feeling free to substitute server and PHP versions to fit your needs

For example,

git clone
cd ols-dockerfiles/template
bash -L 1.6.8 -P lsphp73